back to the baseline, back to basics
Although basketball is one of my favorite sports to shoot, I feel like it is one of the sports that I need to work on shooting the most. I also feel like shooting with my strobes has limited the ways that I see when I shoot basketball. I am trying to go back to shooting without strobes and to focus more on action, composition, and different angles. I shot a UCI Womens Basketball game almost entirely with a 50mm, trying to see all the different shots i could get from the baseline. I hope get back to the basics and really develop a strong basketball background.
The other thing I am working on is cropping. I always imagined that good basketball photos would include the basket. I found that a lot of times I had good action going towards the basket but that it wasn’t necessarily close to the basket. I used to crop my photos to include the basket when this happened, but I would also end up with a lot of empty space. While looking recently through magazines and online I found that it is very common to just have shots of the players and that the basket is not necessary most of the time. I cropped most of these photo accordingly.